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  • March Third Thursday Business Builder, SRS Projects & Contracting March 21st

    March 20, 2019

    The Savannah River Site (SRS) has over 310 square-miles of facility and $200 million spent annually in local procurements. With multiple services and functions needed, SRS offers numerous opportunities to maintain and fulfill the mission of the site. Join the Augusta Metro Chamber and Savannah River Nuclear Solutions (SRNS) for Third Thursday Business Builder on March 21 at Sizemore Inc. State of the Art Training Room (2003 Gordon Highway).

  • Georgia’s 2019 Small Business ROCK STARS Named

    March 19, 2019

    Governor Brian. P. Kemp joined the Georgia Department of Economic Development and the Georgia Economic Developers Association to recognize Georgia’s 2019 “Small Business ROCK STARS” at an annual luncheon at the Georgia Aquarium today. Four Georgia-based companies were recognized for being outstanding, unique and impactful small businesses.

  • Why March Madness Costs Companies Billions Due to Employee Distraction and Poor Productivity

    March 18, 2019

    Recent statistics reveal that March Madness has become more popular than ever before, thanks in large part to the worldwide betting that takes place. Over 60 million people are expected to fill out brackets this year, with an estimated $10 million being put on the table. However, there is another cost which people may not expect: A downturn in employee productivity.

  • Steeplechase Continuing Georgia Tradition

    March 15, 2019

    Year two of the “Steeplechase Under New Ownership” era is coming up on April 6. Anthony-Scott and Phoebe Hobbs are the current owners of the Georgia Steeplechase, the spiritual successor to the famed Atlanta Steeplechase that ran for 52 years – same venue, same great racing… same great beverages if you’re into that kind of thing.

  • Dean Sam Pardue: Making Georgia and CAES No. 1 in Agriculture

    March 15, 2019

    As we celebrate National Agriculture Week 2019, many in the Southeast are still struggling to recover from hurricanes, tornadoes, whitefly outbreaks and record-breaking rainfall. Nature is both the nemesis and nurturer of agriculture - the ultimate “can’t live with it, can’t live without it” dilemma.

  • goBeyondProfit: Practical Tips for Starting Your Company's Community Outreach

    March 14, 2019

    Frequently, business leaders reach out to the goBeyondProfit team asking for practical advice about how to begin or get better at this giving back journey we are all attempting. Georgia business leaders understand that charitable outreach offers vital benefits to the community and their business, but what are the basics to getting it right?

  • Georgia Sets New Trade Record

    March 14, 2019

    Governor Brian P. Kemp is proud to announce that Georgia’s 2018 international trade numbers set a new record with exports surpassing $40.5 billion - a 9% increase over 2017. Total trade between Georgia and the world spanned 223 countries and territories, reaching a new high at $139.3 billion.

  • “Swiping Right on Augusta's Investment Attraction and Development” at Augusta Metro Chamber Member Economic Luncheon March 14th

    March 12, 2019

    With 17 newcomers moving into the region each day, it’s clear a lot is happening in the Augusta Region. With growth comes more growth, and our area is continuing to develop the vital areas of interest to attract quality investment and development to match and promote progress. The Augusta Metro Chamber is pleased to host guests from Augusta Housing & Community Development and Columbia Ventures at the March Member Economic Luncheon

  • Columbia County Chamber of Commerce to Host Inaugural Career & College Expo on Tuesday

    March 11, 2019

    The Columbia County Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Columbia County School District, will host the inaugural Columbia County Career and College Expo on Tuesday, March 12th at the Columbia County Exhibition Center in Grovetown.

  • Georgia Road Maps Designed though Vinson Institute Partnership with GDOT

    March 08, 2019

    Motorists exploring Georgia’s travel treasures can unfold a colorful copy of the Official Highway and Transportation Map to find the easiest way to reach their exciting destinations.

  • Hootie & The Blowfish to Headline at SRP Park During Masters Week

    March 07, 2019

    Turner Sports and Endeavor are partnering to present Augusta at Night presented by Capital One®, a new music, food and golf experience taking place Friday, April 12th at SRP Park in North Augusta, South Carolina, celebrating the first golf major of the season.

  • Economist Finds Property Values Rise In Georgia’s Historic Districts

    March 07, 2019

    Values for single-family residential properties in the National Register and local historic districts in Georgia rose 13-14 percent and 7 percent before they were designated historic properties, according to research by Georgia State University economist Carlianne Patrick.

  • Georgia Chamber Announces The New Georgia Economy Series

    March 07, 2019

    The Georgia Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce the beginning of its 2019 New Georgia Economy Series. In partnership with local Chambers, the Georgia Chamber will offer half-day workshops to provide unique insights on the emerging business trends and risks, and the impact to small businesses, innovation and entrepreneurship that the state faces.

  • Rep. Tanner Unveils 2019 House Transit Proposal

    March 06, 2019

    The 2019 House Transit plan released late last week is designed to “allow the state to remain economically competitive and prosperous for Georgians, regardless of where they live,” according to State Representative Kevin Tanner (R-Dawsonville).

  • AG Chris Carr Kicks Off the 8th Annual Legal Food Frenzy

    March 05, 2019

    Attorney General Chris Carr announced that registration is open for the 8th Annual Legal Food Frenzy, a statewide food and fundraising competition among Georgia’s lawyers to help end hunger across the state.

  • North Augusta Chamber Presents Awards at Annual Meeting

    March 04, 2019

    The North Augusta Chamber of Commerce presented their 68th Annual Meeting & Banquet: Mission Possible on March 1st at the Crowne Plaza North Augusta. The Chamber’s premier event saw a sold-out crowd of more than 320 attendees.

  • New Upscale Crowne Plaza Hotel Opens in North Augusta

    March 01, 2019

    NorthPointe Hospitality Management announces the opening of the new Crowne Plaza North Augusta, located in the $200-million Riverside Village development, along the banks of the Savannah River.

  • It’s More Than Dinner…Regional Leadership Groups Host 2019 State of the Region March 12th

    February 28, 2019

    In partnership with Leadership Augusta, Leaderships North Augusta, Aiken County, Burke, Jefferson County, Lincoln and McDuffie will host the 2019 State of the Region on Tuesday, March 12th at the Snelling Center.

  • SMB's See Technology as Key to Reaching New Customers, Entering New Markets & Streamlining Operations

    February 28, 2019

    Technology is a primary driver helping the nation's small and medium-size businesses (SMBs) to reach their goals, according to new research from CompTIA, the leading trade association for the global technology industry.

  • First Kia Telluride Crosses Brunswick Docks

    February 27, 2019

    The first of Kia’s new Telluride vehicles were loaded for export onto the Roll-on/Roll-off vessel Sirius at the Port of Brunswick. The 8-person SUVs are destined for ports around the Arabian Peninsula.

  • Silicon Valley Keynote Speakers Address State of Georgia Technology at TAG Summit

    February 21, 2019

    Over 1,200 technology professionals interactively participated in the 2019 Technology Association of Georgia Summit at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta last week. They heard from two keynote speakers—gurus from Silicon Valley: Guy Kawasaki and Tifini Bova—as well as from leaders within the Georgia tech market describe the most prominent and relevant trends that are sparking, disrupting and driving innovation.

  • UGA, Georgia Power Partner on Workforce Development Guide

    February 21, 2019

    A new guide from the University of Georgia’s Carl Vinson Institute of Government will help schools and businesses throughout Georgia connect to provide on-the-job learning experiences for students.

  • Governor & DNR Leaders Honor 2018 Forestry for Wildlife Partners

    February 20, 2019

    Gov. Brian Kemp recognized three corporate forest landowners today for their stewardship and land management practices benefiting wildlife across Georgia. Georgia Power, Weyerhaeuser and CatchMark Timber Trust were honored as 2018 partners in the Forestry for Wildlife Partnership.

  • Helms College Equipping Students to Fill the Gap in Middle-Skill Labor Shortage

    February 18, 2019

    A report released last week by the Southern Regional Education Board affirms the value of Helms College’s model of providing a solid knowledge base with experiential learning opportunities to equip students to fill an ever-increasing number of middle-skills jobs.

  • State's Top Food Products Make the Final Round of University of Georgia's 2019 Flavor of Georgia Contest

    February 18, 2019

    Judges selected 33 products to compete in the final round of the University of Georgia’s 2019 Flavor of Georgia Food Product Contest set for March 19th in Atlanta.

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